Kolkata: Adding a contemporary touch to tree-planting ceremonies which were organized by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, musicians and actors of Bengal will hold a concert in Kolkata on Saturday, which will be aimed at highlighting the conservation of nature.

Titled ‘Green Earth Concert’, the event scheduled to be held on June 8 is based on the bard's "brikkharopan" (tree planting) tradition at Santiniketan, which houses Tagore's Visva-Bharati University, which was a part of his earth festival initiative.

Brain-child of famed classical singer Sounak Chattopadhyay, the event will be a blend of multimedia in the form of music, dance, recitation and narration in Bengali and English.

"We will perform on stage and show through our dance that tree plantation is necessary to make our earth greener. We will plant trees on stage and encourage people to plant trees and save the earth," Chattopadhyay said.

The concert at GD Birla Sabhaghar is aimed at spreading awareness among the masses through Tagore's literary works. Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee will also participate by narrating and reciting some of the poet's works.

Singer Lopamudra Mitra and elocutionist Bratati Bandyopadhyay will also participate in the programme which will be organized in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (India) and various international NGOs.


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